IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills is a comprehensive resource for achieving 6.5 or higher in the Speaking and Listening modules of the IELTS exam. Students are guided step-by-step through the different stages of the speaking and listening modules, using lively material covering a wide range of the topics that are likely to occur in the exam. The step-by-step approach guides students to success using features such as Try it first!, Spotlight on language, Exam skills, Prepare and practise and Pronunciation focus.
The book is divided into 2 sections: Speaking & Listening
With regard to Speaking section, it has 5 main features:
Grammar, vocabulary, collocations and expressions relating to the common themes and topics featured in the Speaking test.
Format explanations and exam tips to help you predict and prepare for the Speaking test.
Exam skills and strategies for the Speaking test
Audio examples on the accompanying CD of model Speaking tests.
Plentiful opportunities to practice speaking in the format of the Speaking test
The content of the Listening section has 3 main features:
Format explanations and exam tips to help you predict and prepare for the Listening test
Development of strategies for listening and extracting the information necessary to answer the questions
Listening practice material based on the accompanying CD
Organization of the book
Unit 1 and 2: These focus on Speaking Part 1. In this part of the Speaking test, the examiner asks the candidate questions about familiar topics relating to his/her Life.
Unit 3 to 7: These have an introductory section based on Speaking Part 1, followed by the main focus on Speaking Part 2 and 3. In these parts of the test, the candidate prepares and delivers a short talk (Part 2), then discusses related topics further with the examiner (Part 3).
Unit 8 and 9: Listening
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